Dan Pool / Photo The grave of a Civil War veteran was marked in a ceremony featuring re-enactors Saturday at Long Swamp Church.
Descendants of P.N. Herendon, along with members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Sons of Confederate Veterans assembled Saturday to mark the Civil War veteran’s grave at Long Swamp Baptist Church.
Herendon was a private in the 107th Ga. Militia during the War Between the States and later operated a wagon store in this area, traveling to homesteads in the later 1800s. (Herendon’s family name has changed somewhat through the years, with many descendants now spelling it Herndon.)
PHS Prom Queen Autumn Young and King Dalton Presley. See pages 8-9B in the print or online editions for a full-color photo spread of the special day.
The new owners of the Jasper Coca-Cola bottling franchise plan to expand their community presence. Employees Gabriel Howard & JJ Davis on the job.
Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., announced today it closed the transaction with The Coca-Cola Company to expand its franchise territory into the Jasper area.
This transaction follows Coca-Cola UNITED’s December 2015 announcement in which it signed Letters of Intent with The Coca-Cola Company for the acquisition of the Jasper distribution territory, along with seven other territories in Georgia, including Atlanta.
Cherokee Sheriff’s Office Press Release
Just after 4 a.m. Tuesday morning Cherokee Sheriff’s deputies responded to a single vehicle accident on Conns Creek Road near Moody Road in Ball Ground.
A Jeep Wrangler driven by Danny Barnes, 56 years old of Ball Ground, struck a deer causing the vehicle to leave the roadway and roll down an embankment. Barnes died from injuries sustained in the accident after being partially ejected from the Jeep Wrangler.
There were no passengers in the vehicle. The Cherokee Sheriff’s Office Traffic Enforcement Unit is investigating the accident.
Dr. Carlton Wilson
In a surprising 3-2 vote, Dr. Carlton Wilson has been selected as sole finalist for the Pickens County School Superintendent, beating out an unprecedented 48 candidates for the position.
See this week's print or online editions for Dr. Wilson's response to concerns from school board members Byron Long and Delane Lewis, who voted against his approval as finalist. Also see a full statement from Dr. Wilson on his selection as the sole finalist.